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  • Tuesday, June 17, 2014|0 comments

    Saxophonist Joshua Redman’s Trios Live is out now. The album was recorded at New York City’s Jazz Standard and Washington, DC’s Blues Alley during stands with two different trios—Redman and drummer Gregory Hutchinson with bassist Matt Penman (Jazz Standard) and Redman and Hutchinson with bassist Reuben Rogers (Blues Alley). Trios Live features four original tunes by Redman and interpretations of three additional songs. "It’s a great set," raves the Financial Times, "full of muscular rhythms and the abandon of live performance, yet as tightly argued as a rigorous studio date."

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  • Friday, June 13, 2014|0 comments

    The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney recently stopped by Grimey's record store in Nashville to look through the vinyl stacks and talk with CBS's Anthony Mason about the recent resurgence in vinyl. The piece, titled "Vinyl's Got Its Groove Back," which aired on today's CBS This Morning, delves into what makes vinyl so special, looks at how it's made, considers its unique sound and feel, and talks to the band mates, "avid fans of the vinyl LP," about why it was so important to them that their latest album, Turn Blue, as with all their earlier albums, be released on vinyl. Watch the piece here. 

     

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  • Thursday, June 12, 2014|0 comments

    John Adams's Saxophone Concerto, as heard on a new album with the title piece, City Noir, "is a gleaming vehicle for virtuoso saxophonist Timothy McAllister," says NPR's Thomas Huizenga. "He nails the fluent angularity and punchiness in the music with a lyrical touch somewhere comfortably between jazz and classical styles ... You can hear the influence of swing music, and the more frenetic pacing of great bebop sax men like Charlie Parker, over Adams' pulsating orchestra." McAllister gives the West Coast premiere of the piece at the Cabrillo Festival in August.

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  • Thursday, June 12, 2014|1 comments

    Carolina Chocolate Drops kick off a summer tour of the United States and Europe at Cain Park in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, tonight, followed by sets at the Chicago Blues Festival and Bonaroo Music and Arts Festival this weekend. The tour includes shows across the US, including the Midwest, East Coast, West Coast, and more, before heading to the UK and Europe in late August. The band hits the road in the US again this fall. 

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  • Thursday, June 12, 2014|0 comments

    Björk's Biophilia App has now been made the first downloadable App added to the collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. "Björk has never ceased to experiment and surprise," says MoMA Senior Curator Paola Antonelli. "The multidimensional nature of her art ... is a testament to her curiosity and desire to learn and team up with diverse experts and creators." Antonelli concludes: "True innovation ... supported by great art is a mesmerizing gift to the world." The Biophilia Education Program, which teaches about the relationships between music, science and technology, will be adopted for the curriculum in a number of Scandinavian countries, Björk tells the Observer

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